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In conversation with Ishanee Sharma, an advocate for humanity

A writer by choice, a lawyer by profession, an alumni of the National Law School Delhi, Ishanee Sharma practices in the Delhi High Court and is a counsel for the state of Uttar Pradesh in the Supreme Court of India. At a young age, Ishanee has founded the rapidly growing law firm, Ishanee Sharma...

This agrochemicals company is a first in going LGBT-friendly

Businesses have a responsibility to their employees to provide them with a workplace where they feel safe and comfortable. Clearly for many LGBT people, this isn’t currently the case. But if businesses were to introduce LGBT-supportive policies it could have an immediate effective on individuals, leading to less discrimination and increased openness. Why LGBT-friendly policies...

Deval Sanghavi, Co-Founder and Partner, Dasra, talks family philanthropy and Next Generation givers

"With the recent crisis resulting from the pandemic, there is an even greater need to accelerate and strengthen the family giving space. In India, Family philanthropy has always played a key role in contributing towards nation building. According to the Dasra’s India Philanthropy Report 2021, families in India have shown a great deal of...

3 corporate partnerships where financial literacy meets digital inclusion

There have been numerous byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns in CSR. Apart from projects on digital learning witnessing explosive growth, another intersection where corporate social responsibility is rightly showing interest is the one between financial literacy and digital inclusion. Access to the internet and financial services are no longer a luxury,...

Safer Internet Day 2022 – Exploring respect and relationships online

Today is Safer Internet Day. How safe do you think you are online right now? Even seasoned journalists, celebrities and famous personalities aren't spared. Fraud and phishing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's daughter was duped of Rs. 34,000 on February 7 while she was selling a second-hand sofa online. The person, who posted himself as a...

World Cancer Day 2022 – Expert tips to cancer-proof your life

Over the next few decades, the global incidence of cancer is expected to skyrocket. This trend is being driven primarily by an increase in cancers caused by lifestyle choices. Healthy living reflects positive changes that must be a part of and should be an ongoing practise of our lifestyle, by identifying areas for improvement...

Talking life skills with Geeta Goel from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India, LLP and Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation

"Our schools are largely focussed on delivering academic subjects and bookish knowledge; the processes within the education system promotes individual excellence, exam taking and competition. The current preparation of young people in school does not equip or prepare them for life or livelihoods,” says Rukmini Banerji, Chief Executive Officer, Pratham Education Foundation. Adds Geeta Goel,...

Free vaccination drives and CSR activities by Indian companies during the third wave

The third wave of COVID-19 came like a jolt out of the blue just as citizens were settling into a false sense of safety. However, this time the nation was better prepared. Not only were a record number of people double vaccinated against the virus, public and private players had already laid the groundwork...

What are the Union Budget 2022 expectations of corporate leaders?

In light of the continuing pandemic, health has become the biggest priority for people and nations alike. In India, the pandemic exposed several gaps in the existing healthcare infrastructure; however, the government has been quick to come up with reforms and policy level changes to address the issues. Yet there is still in need...

National Road Safety Month 2022: In conversation with Shibashish Sahoo from Cube Highways

Cube Highways & Transportation Assets Advisors (P) Ltd is India's leading highway operations and maintenance advisor. In an exclusive interview for National Road Safety Month 2022, Shibashish Sahoo, Vice President of Social Initiatives puts a spotlight on how the company is driving positive change in communities and the world at large. Sahoo specializes in...

Who are the Diversity Winners in the Pandemic Era?

Future workforces of organizations will be much more diverse than what they are today. Tomorrow’s workforce will include individuals of different genders, ages, races, ethnicities, and lifestyles. Effectively leveraging this human capital will play a large role in companies’ future competitiveness and economic performance. If companies deprioritize Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) during the Covid-19 crisis,...

IIT Madras actively pursues corporate tie-ups for tech-driven CSR

The potential for science and technology to work in tandem with CSR for the greater cause of nation-building is limitless. Working towards the goal of making tech-driven CSR activities, IIT Madras organized a roundtable meet titled ‘Explore and Grow—CSR Partnerships’ in Mumbai on 16th December 2021. The event focused on the emerging trend within India’s...

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